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July 17, 2013
Self-confessed former nag, Kimberly Wagner, remembers the years after her husband, depressed and defeated, stepped down from the pastorate. Though hard on them both, it was during this time that Kimberly pressed into Christ like never before, and began to change. Realizing she hadn’t loved her husband well, Kimberly repented and vowed to renew her marriage.

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Kimberly was known for her fierce spirit. It was one of the first things LeRoy noticed about her.  But after marriage, Kimberly’s fierceness often transformed into meanness and controlling behavior, and LeRoy retreated, emotionally and physically. Author Kimberly Wagner talks about her husband, LeRoy’s, resignation from the pastorate, and God’s move to break her pride.
July 16, 2013
Would others call your personality fierce? Kimberly Wagner passionately loved Christ and lived life boldly. And when she met and married LeRoy that didn’t change. What did change was LeRoy’s feelings for her after years of her belittling remarks and angry outbursts. Their marriage seemed hopeless, and divorce wasn’t an option. Would this stalemate ever end?
July 15, 2013
She had met him a couple of times. But this time he finally “noticed.” In fact, he pointed her out in the crowd and asked her to share her testimony. Dottie McDowell fondly recalls her first date with husband, Josh McDowell, and the short engagement that followed.
July 12, 2013
Sometimes your love for Christ will demand that you make a choice. And for Dottie, that meant breaking up with her boyfriend of three and a half years due to his ambivalence toward the things of God. She remembers the night she wrote her love a “Dear John” letter and walked it to the mailbox. What would her life be like now, without him? Dottie McDowell talks about her growing faith in Christ as a student at the University of Texas, and the dynamic speaker, Josh McDowell, who would later become a very important part of her life.
July 11, 2013
All of us have a past, but some family histories are more difficult to remember than others. Today’s guest, Josh McDowell, is redeeming his past by turning it into a motion picture that will inspire and encourage those who see it.  McDowell talks with Dennis Rainey about the making of the film, “Undaunted,” a movie about his life.
July 10, 2013
After an abusive and horrendously difficult childhood, Josh was bitter and doubtful about Christianity. Who could blame him. But God was about to change his life, and his beliefs, in an amazing way.  Josh McDowell tells how he set out to prove that Christianity was a hoax, and instead came into a relationship with the living God.
July 9, 2013
God works everything for good, and so it seems when life is easy. But it’s much harder to swallow when life couldn’t get worse. Josh McDowell reminisces about growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, and talks about the sexual abuse he endured for eight years at the hands of a man hired to help with his parents’ farm.  Reflecting on his past, McDowell explains why he’s thankful for his childhood, despite the difficulties.
July 8, 2013
We become like the people we spend time with. So what happens then, when you spend time in prayer and Bible study? Good things! Jedd Medefind, President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, reminds us that Jesus has something good and true and eternal to say if we’ll listen to him and become His apprentice. Jesus never got distracted from his true purpose, and neither should we, if we’re focused on loving God and serving others above all else. Download Transcript
July 5, 2013
Children often become what you encourage them to become. David Jeremiah talks to parents about training children to depend on God. Download Transcript
July 4, 2013
What does it take to raise a child with the faith of a Daniel or Esther? David Jeremiah talks about raising children who courageously live their faith. Download Transcript
July 3, 2013
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About Dave and Ann Wilson

Dave and Ann Wilson are co-hosts of FamilyLife Today©, FamilyLife’s nationally-syndicated radio program.

Dave and Ann have been married for more than 40 years and have spent the last 35 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® since 1993, and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country.

Dave and Ann helped plant Kensington Community Church in Detroit, Michigan where they served together in ministry for more than three decades, wrapping up their time at Kensington in 2020.

The Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting, as well as authors of the recently released books Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019) and No Perfect Parents (Zondervan, 2021).

Dave is a graduate of the International School of Theology, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. A Ball State University Hall of Fame Quarterback, Dave served the Detroit Lions as Chaplain for thirty-three years. Ann attended the University of Kentucky. She has been active with Dave in ministry as a speaker, writer, small group leader, and mentor to countless women.

The Wilsons live in the Detroit area. They have three grown sons, CJ, Austin, and Cody, three daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.

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